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Kinsley Scott Bingham

  • Birth 16 Dec 1808 Camillus, Onondaga County, New York, USA
  • Death 5 Oct 1861 Green Oak, Livingston County, Michigan, USA
  • Burial Brighton, Livingston County, Michigan, USA
  • Memorial ID 5783791

U.S. Congressman, Michigan Governor, U.S. Senator. He studied law, moved to Michigan in 1833, was admitted to the bar, practiced law and was active in agricultural pursuits. For Livingston County, he was Justice of the Peace, Postmaster, the first judge of probate and a member of Michigan House of Representatives, (1837-47). In 1847, he was elected as a Democrat to the Thirtieth and Thirty-first Congresses, serving until 1851. He then resumed agricultural pursuits and was elected as a Republican the 11th Michigan Governor, serving (1854-59). During his tenure, a personal liberty law was sanctioned, the Michigan Agricultural College was founded and legislation that regulated the lumber industry was authorized. After leaving office, he was elected to the U.S. Senate and served until his death at age 52.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: Mark Pawelczak
  • Added: 18 Sep 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5783791
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Kinsley Scott Bingham (16 Dec 1808–5 Oct 1861), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5783791, citing Brighton Village Cemetery, Brighton, Livingston County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .